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PINS rejects Essex gas plant application over use of 'outdated' climate change data

PINS rejects Essex gas plant application over use of 'outdated' climate change data

The Planning Inspectorate (PINS) has said it cannot proceed with the examination of a gas plant in Essex because the planning application ‘fell below’ submission standards and failed to take into account the latest guidance on flood risk and climate change projections.

Jenrick allows Gladman housing appeal on greenfield site despite council's five year supply

Jenrick allows Gladman housing appeal on greenfield site despite council's five year supply

The housing secretary has allowed an appeal by land promoter Gladman for 150 homes on a greenfield site in Suffolk, despite the local authority being able to show a five year housing land supply.

Luton holds part-virtual planning committee to allow hospital expansion plans

Luton holds part-virtual planning committee to allow hospital expansion plans

Luton Borough Council has held a partly-virtual planning committee to give the go-ahead to plans to expand the town hospital's acute care unit, ahead of the introduction of new laws that would allow such meetings to be held online as standard practice.

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What the preferred East-West rail route means for Oxbridge housing plans

What the preferred East-West rail route means for Oxbridge housing plans

The government's announcement of a preferred route for part of a proposed rail link in the Oxford-Cambridge growth corridor should help local authorities in the area to deliver more homes and meet their housing requirements, say commentators.

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